Posted by: TACOREV on January 27th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz hold on to beat Indiana (26-18, 10-15 away) in overtime after blowing an eight point lead in the final two minutes of regulation.
Jefferson led all scorers with 25, Millsap scored 21, Hayward finished with 15 & 6, while Foye added 14 for the Jazz.
David West, Paul George, and George Hill scored 24, 23, and 22, respectively, for the Pacers, while Roy Hibbert posted 14 & 12.
Indiana actually out-shot and out-rebounded the Jazz, but turned the ball over 22 times leading to 28 Utah points.
Speaking of turnovers, Hayward had a rough stretch to close out regulation, coughing the ball up three times in the final minute. He did have a big defensive play late in the extra period, but injured his shoulder in the process. X-rays were negative but reports list him as day to day going forward.
Watson registered the third-most minutes on the team (31). Meanwhile Burks gets a DNPCD.
Back to getting out-rebounded. The deficit was 41-28, and our starting front court only managed 10 boards in 75 minutes. That’s pretty terrible. A “Big” should manage at least one rebound for every four minutes on the court. Hibbert alone grabbed 12 in less than half the playing time (35).
But hey, the Jazz came away with the W against a respectable team (although not a great road record) and improve to 24-20. They’ll stay home to host Houston on Monday night for game two of the four game home stand.
Jazz player of the game: Al Jefferson
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